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Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1997

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Reflections for Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter

Rest in peace Police Specialist Jeter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 28, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 65 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

December 5, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 5, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Specialist Ronald D. Jeter of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 5, 2017

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Civilian Brianna LeFort
Pasco

March 21, 2016

Ron, my friend. You had joined the CPD a few years after I had left the department. However our paths met, when you came to my dojo to train for almost 1 year. You were a fine young man, and I enjoyed my time and experiences with you. May you rest in peace my friend. You are still remember over all these years.

B. George
CPD 1974 - 1984

June 20, 2015

I still remember hearing the radio call that night. I can't believe it has been 17 years. May you rest in peace and may your family find comfort knowing that you have not been forgotten.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

December 5, 2014

Ron, You were doing your duty and you made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. You are truly a hero.

Your actions are within the highest standards of the Cincinnati Police Department. Your service, and your sacrifice, shall not go unmarked.

We will always be proud of you. May you rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

January 30, 2012

Not a day goes by my old friend that I dont think about that day. Nothing will bring you back, but I do look forward to seeing you again one day, I have finally found peace with the circumstances of that day, Im sure you forgave me long before I forgave myself. Thank you for your service, You are missed!

Ron

PO 548 (Ret) Sanden
CPD - Co-Worker

July 27, 2011

Your memory is honored and revered today for time never diminishes respect. I can see from the reflections that you were an amazing young man who is missed and loved by many.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Ronald. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Ronald gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 5, 1997.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phylllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 21, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 31, 2007

I remember when i was 10 and hearing about this on the news. My Father at the time was in district 3 on patrol, He soon retired in 1998. I know my father worked with you personally or Officer Pope, You will never be forgotten!

Steven Kuhn
Son of a RET. Cincinnati Police Officer

December 5, 2007

10 Years! Never forgotten.


HCSO

December 5, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 4, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 4, 2007

Officer Jeter,
I will never forget the night you and Officer Pope were taken from us. I was in EMT school doing practical time with Rescue 14 on the night you were taken. I will never forget that night as I helped paramedics take you to the hospital. I am now studying to be a police officer and you will forever be my inspiration as I begin my career as a police officer. Rest in Peace Brother.

Jeff W.
Civilian

December 30, 2006

Specialist Jeter I didnt have the pleasure to work with you or officer pope. But I do ride with an officer who was in the christmas task force with you, he tells me all the time about how he and the other officers felt that awful night. But I would just like to say Thank you for your service and please protect us and keep all the officer's safe while they do their job.

Thank you .. and God Bless

Explorer
Cincinnati Police

December 24, 2006

Hero's and the sacrifices they make are never forgotten. Specialist Jeter, you are a ture hero and you are not forgotten.

SPO
Salem, Va

December 5, 2006

I'll never forget that night at the hospital. Seeing your gun handed over to one of the traffic Officers. I'll never forget that moment. Their were at least 50 of us in the waiting room and the other 1450 of us looking for the person that did this to you. I'll never forget what happened that night it will stay with me until the day that i die. But now that you are gone I know that I must go out there and fill the shoes that you once wore. You are the reason that I go out eveyday and do what you took such pride in doing. You have been an inspiration to all of us now and in the future. Yes you maybe gone, but you will never be forgotten. You did what few were wiling to do and you did it with pride. For those of you that read this message do not cry. Smlie and do your job the way Ron did because thats the way Ron would have wanted it. Spc Jeter you are a hero amongst heros and you fill never be forgotten.

Ohio Police Officer

May 4, 2006

It's been 8 years since I stood saluting your funeral procession. I must admit it was very impressive of all those Cincinnati cruisers going to your final resting place here in Columbus.You were loved by the people that worked beside you on the streets of Cincinnati and those who you protected. Although you were from Columbus and working as a Cincinnati Police officer, you were not just a loss for them but for the whole world. You are truly missed by your family and friends. May you and Ofc. Pope rest in peace.

LEG
COl. OH PD

January 28, 2006

MERRY CHRISTMAS.....

Officer Jim Gilbert
Columbus PD

December 24, 2005

Words will never say the job that these did for each and every citizen in the Greater Cincinnati area. You insipre us even though you are gone. It's been 8 years, but that does not make it any easy. God Bless you Ron and I know that yourself and Officer Pope are in a better place and know we miss you!!!

Michael Doddy-Civilian
Green Township

December 7, 2005

We competed against each other at rival high schools and grew up in the same neighborhood and then became Brothers in Blue. It's been seven years and still hard to believe. Miss seeing around in the old neighborhood from time to time.

Officer Frank F. Blacksher
Springfield (Ohio) Police Department

December 9, 2004

05/13/04

Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Jeter.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 13, 2004

Ronald your loss is as great today as when we lost you Brother. You are remembered.

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

February 6, 2004

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